Gareth, a graduate of The Canterbury School of Architecture, and Leeds Metropolitan University, has over 15 years’ post-qualification experience, is a member of The Architect’s Registration Board, and a Chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
He began his career in his native north Wales as an Architectural Assistant. After graduation he worked for J Ward Associates (Market Harborough) where he worked on a £200m programme of new-build and refurbishment of motorway service areas for Welcome Break plc. Also worked on the Nottingham, Ice Centre with Nottingham City Council.
He moved to Leeds to complete his qualifications and later worked on the Schools Reorganisation Program for the City of Bradford Council Architect’s Department. Here he gained a judges commendation at the 2006 RIBA White Rose Awards for the re-modelling of Scholemoor Crematorium before joining Brewster Bye Architects in 2007.
During his time here he has worked on a variety of projects across affordable and market housing, extra care developments as well as community sectors. He has extensive experience in guiding projects from inception to completion (RIBA work stages 0-9) including stakeholder engagement and feedback through all work stages. In 2014, Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre (HEART) which Gareth saw through from inception to completion was awarded The RICS Pro Yorkshire Community Benefit Award. He is now part of the BBA management team after being promoted to the position of Associate in June 2014.
Outside of the office Gareth is a keen mountain biker and occasional golfer.